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arafat was poisoned. >>> kathleen sebelius back on capitol hill. the health and human services secretary facing more questioning about healthcare.gov. >>> and the vicious battles between the individual atlantis and the drug cartels now taking a turn in mexico. ♪ >>> we begin with an al jazeera exclusive report on the death of palestinian leader yasser arafat. he died nine years ago at a military hospital in paris. but now swiss scientists are saying the former plo leader was poisoned. they said the radioactive material was found in his ribs and pelvis, and in the soil near where he was buried. clayton swisher has more. >> reporter: first they found abnormally high amounts in his clotheds. now they have discovered a high presence of the radioactive substance inside his bones. swiss scientists produced this report after the exhumation order. the arafat family received the results from their lawyer along with analysis from professor of forensic science. >> if i was a judge and jury this is absolutely stone cold certain. it was palonium that caused the death of yasser arafat. >> when they
to something he didn't want to change. >> republicans calling the president to fire kathleen sebelius. i was struck by what the president did not say when he was asked about that. let's listen. >> do you still have full confidence in kathleen sebelius? >> i think kathleen sebelius in tremendous difficult circumstances in the last four and a half years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so there is a good product for people to get. you know, kathleen sebelius doesn't write code. she wasn't our it person. i think she would be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, there would have been a whole lot more questions asked in terms of how this thing is working but my priority now is to get it fixed, and, you know, ultimately -- >> is she still the right person to do it? >> ultimately, the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. >> he didn't say he had full confidence in her still. what do you read into it? >> he says the buck stops with me but had two opportunities to say yes, simple one-
in with libby casey on capitol hill. libby, boy, the secretary of health and human services, kathleen sebelius, was back on capital little todacapitol hillt seat facing difficult questions on the roll out of obamacare. >> reporter: she got some friendly questions from democrats who are trying to use the bellows to say the law is working, helping people, right? she also got tough questions from fellow democrats including this senate committee chairman max bacchus, democrat from montana. he helped write the law, and he has a lot at stake. he warned secretary sebelius back in the spring if the rollout was not handled well, and the obama administration did not get out ahead of it, it could be a train wreck. >> this is unacceptable. it has been disappointing to hear members of the administration say they didn't see the problems coming. secretary sebelius, last time you came before this committee i used two words to voice my concerns about the law's implementation. since then my words have been twisted and used to malign the affordable care an act. make no mistake i believe in this law. >> reporter:
right? if you win three games in the national football league, you get fired. but, kathleen sebelius is in charge of this rollout. it's a disaster. but she doesn't get fired? i don't understand. i don't get it. >> no, but, bill, look, obamacare, i believe is, good for this country. more people are insured, costs go down. we should focus on that. but, yes, yes. they have to fix this rollout problem. they have got to fix it it i'm with you on that. >> thank you, governor, we appreciate you coming on tonight. >> directly ahead, were we as a nation better off in the 1950s than we are today? a powerful talking points moments away. [ dennis' voice ] allstate quickfoto claim. [ normal voice ] it's an app. you understand that? just take photos of the damage with your phone and upload them to allstate. really? so you get [dennis' voice] a quicker estimate, quicker payment, [normal voice] quicker back to normal. i just did it. but maybe you can find an app that will help you explain this to your...father. [ vehicle approaches ] [ dennis ] introducing quickfoto claim. just another way allstate
fired. but, kathleen sebelius is in charge of this rollout. it's a disaster. but she doesn't get fired? i don't understand. i don't get it. >> no, but, bill, look, obamacare, i believe is, good for this country. more people are insured, costs go down. we should focus on that. but, yes, yes. they have to fix this rollout problem. they have got to fix it it i'm with you on that. >> thank you, governor, we appreciate you coming on tonight. >> directly ahead, were we as a nation better off in the 1950s than we are today? the 1950s than we are today? a powerful hi honey, did you get e toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with n fedex one rate, i could ll a box and ship it r one flat rate. so i kn untilt was full. you'd be crazy not to. is tt nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetin
in california. >> kerry, thanks. for the second time, now, health secretary kathleen sebelius today faced a barrage of questions from congress over hundreds of problems with this new federal health care website. her testimony came hours after the chief technical official stepped down at the centers for medicare and medicaid services. his office oversaw the creation of the website. nbc's white house correspondent has more on all this tonight. >> reporter: on capitol hill and once again under fire. secretary sebelius this time taking heat for the president's promise if you like your health care plan you can keep it. >> is that statement on the white house website true? or is it false? >> sir, i think the statement -- >> is it true or false? >> this is a dishonesty. you've been misleading the american people. and the president has. >> this, to put it bluntly, is simply untrue. >> reporter: while more than 3 million americans who buy their own insurance have received cancellation letters. >> delaying the affordable care act wouldn't delay people's cancer or diabetes or parkinson's. so for mil
on mental health policy in atlanta. live pictures. this is health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. she is appearing promoting the affordable care act. she is joining rosalynn carter. they are talking about how the new health care law could improvement to patients with mental illness. >> certainly his father was a significant leader and champion in this effort. soy couldn't billion happier to be here at the carter center in atlanta. >> again this is health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius speaking live in atlanta. we'll have more on her speech a little bit later on. >>> meanwhile president obama is apologizing to the american people for all the problems with his signature health care law. last night in a network tv interview the president accepted responsibility for website problems and he expressed regret for the people who lost their current health insurance as a result of the affordable care act. even though he earlier promised they would be able to keep their plan if they liked it. >> i am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on
the numbers. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was asked by congress about this she wouldn't give it. we know the number was beyond embarrassing. six people on day one. had a total of 248 by the next day. this has really stunned a lot of people. especially democrats, who voted for this. they basically summoned top white house officials including white house chief of staff to capital hill yesterday to explain this. you know they wanted to find out the numbers themselves. one of the senators, jeff merkel, he said we were all confident the system would be up and running by october 1st. they to the a really big surprise. we find out just how bad it really is. >> it is. they need 39,000 people a day. 39,000 people a day to reach the goal in march of seven million people they need to have signed up by then, is that right? >> that's right. the whole plan of obamacare they have to have enough people to sign up, especially enough younger and healthier people as opposed to older, less healthy people to sign up to make sure premiums just do not go through the roof. the figure they nee
coverage. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is expected to make that announcement this morning opinion the new rules extend benefits to rehab and outpatient services. insurers have raised concerns that mental health treatments are sometimes lengthy. the administration said the rules won't significantly increase premiums, because only a small percentage of patients require higher levels of care. we spoke recently to patrick kennedy about his personal struggles with mental health. the former senator has now become the spokesperson for expanded coverage. >> when you consider how important it is that your brain functions well for the rest of your body to function well, why wouldn't we make the necessary investments to help your brain function better? >> advocates say this is a victory for people who have mental health issues who for years have said it isn't equal to other coverage. >> the president has apologized to americans who are losing their current health insurance plans. while he was touting his health care plan he said no one would have to give up their policie
. and is not just democratic republican. host: thank you. kathleen sebelius was on capitol hill this week. here is a portion. >> in these early weeks, access to healthcare.gov has been a miserably frustrating experience for many americans. this includes many who have waited years, in some cases their entire lives, for the protection of health insurance. i am as frustrated as anyone with the flop launch of healthcare.gov. let me say directly to these americans, you deserve at her. i apologize. you forountable to fixing these problems. i'm committed to earning your confidence back to fixing the site. night andking day and we will continue until it is fixed. host: and from the washington times this morning, the senate panel imposes new restrictions. the committee voted thursday to officially conduct term the nsa's ability to collect information. it imposes new restrictions on federal authorities who want to sift through the data. the 11-4 vote marks the first time that any part of congress has approved table records collection. that was a closely held secret until edward snowden leaked details ear
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. john, thank you very much. today secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius told congress there were 200 flaws in the health care web site but she expects all will be fixed by the end of the month. three and a half million americans have been told that their health plans will be canceled because their plans don't meet the minimum requirements of obamacare. we asked wyatt andrews to look into that. >> reporter: karen defnall did not vote for the president and was not a fan of health care reform until she learned that obamacare could be a very good deal for her. >> i perceive this as a blessing and if it comes into fruition i'm very grateful for this. >> reporter: defnall, who runs a small day care in virginia, is about to lose her current policy with anthem health. her monthly premium now at $771 will go down under obamacare to $221 thanks to a federal subsidy. she also saves on out-of-pocket costs. defnall's current policy has limited coverage for preventative tests, pediatric care and the emergency room. but all of that is covered under the new law and could reduce her ou
senators up for re-election next year. on capitol hill, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, faced more tough questions from republicans and democrats. >> why not shut it down and do it right? >> no more caveats. no more excuses. no more spin. just give us the truth. >> reporter: sebelius pledges to fix healthcare.gov by november 30th. but warned initial enrollment numbers will be low. >> i'm hoping with the site improvement we'll see more robust numbers. >> reporter: in another twist, the official who managed the government office who created the troubled website, plans to step down next week. diana and john? >> tahman bradley, live in washington. thank you. >>> the military also under scrutiny for the way it handles sexual assault within its ranks. 46 senators are now backing a bill to move prosecution of the attacks outside of the military chain of command. top commanders insist they should be allowed to police their own ranks. statistics show 26,000 sexual assaults in the military last year alone. two-thirds of the victims don't report them. >>> and new this mor
secretary kathleen sebelius. she was grilled again yesterday at a senate committee hearing. some lawmakers said some government contractors should be punished as well that plagued the healthcare website. >> i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay. >> we know that lying to congress is a crime but unfortunately lying to the american people is not. >> president obama anticipates the website will be working the way it's supposed to by the end of the month. >>> well, we haven't heard about the high-speed rail project in a while that's supposed to connect the bay area to l.a. >> we are talking about it this morning because sharon chin discovered the rail project is running right over some little known tunnels that a long time ago were places to party. >> reporter: in the heart of fresno's chinatown from a secret entryway, we descended under the streets from one basement that connects to others. in the late 1870s and decades afterwards this was part of an underground chinatown a haven for gambling, prosecution, opium and drinking under prohibition. >> people would always talk about don
. >>> and kathleen sebelius testifying on capitol hill again. >>> and the votes are in. we're going to take a look at the changing political landscape
to get obama care up and running. kathleen sebelius saying it is a work of constant improvement. how in the world will supporters of obama care defend the new laws as the deadline comes and goes and as those policy cancellations keep rolling in? particularly as they head home and mingle with a lot of unhappy constituents during the thanksgiving and christmas holidays something republican senator marco rubio says may be a game changer. >> it has to be refield. how long will it take for democrats to realize and cooperate? so far i think at the upper echelons of the democratic party they're being stubborn bit. my prediction, check back in eight week. >> joining the panel "wall street journal" columnist dan headinger and james freeman. dan, quite a sight. when lawmakers go home, i'm thinking back to 2010 and those tea party town halls. are we going to see a redo of that? >> i think we probably will, david, but the people there will not be members of the tea party, just be average americans and they're going to come in and be very upset about the stories that they have heard of people hav
for health and how many services secretary kathleen sebelius to be fired. >> she shouldn't be there. >> he is demanding numbers on enrollment numbers throughing a subpoena. in a statement, he said: >> secretary sebelius maintains the facts and physician aren't reliable because the site hasn't been functioning properly and that is no why she has not provided the information. she insists the numbers will be released by mid november. the administration set a goal to enroll 7 million people by march 1. >> keep in mind, 250 people in the first two days doesn't add up. >> the math definitely doesn't add up. when we did the math, they need to be doing 40,000 h 40,000 enrs to hit the mark, still, sebelius is saying the site is up and running, and they are accepting applications, although slowly. >> that's a big gap. >> indeed. brightest minds from top technology companies are being brought in to help fix the site. the obama administration is recruiting to help fix the exchange. they are arriving just in time here. the announcement came thursday after the site had been down for a day and a half. >>
. the senate finance committee, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is under new question about the health care law. she will be hearing from lawmakers on the senate finance committee who have a growing concerns about the affordable care act. chairman, a montana democrat senator max baucus, was a chief author of the 2010 law. but when hhe has concerns about health care website and a potential security risk that the polls for consumers. >> an agreement has been reached to delay the cancellation of individual health-insurance policies. it was announced yesterday by the state's insurance commissioner dave jones. he says that more than 115,000 policyholders will keep their lower-priced insurance coverage to the first three months of 2014. blue shield of california planned to cancel policies on december 31st. jones i objected that the company gave customers as 90 days notice when they were required to give six months. >> we will continue following the latest with the amber alert that has been issued operate one month old baby was taken from an apartment complex. we will have mo
the site crashed two times this week. kathleen sebelius said the website has cost $174 million so far and more probably to fix it. >>> starting today $5 billion is cut from the food stamp program. that means less grocery money for millions. the cuts will vary by family but this is typically a family of four getting 668 a month would lose about $36. food stamp benefits were raised during the recession and temporary increase to the program and that expires today. in 2007, 26 million people were using snap as they call it, supplemental food benefits and compared that to almost 48 million now. 15% of the american population is using government assistance to help feed their family. $36 a month is going to hurt some people. people who work for food banks are upset about these cuts. others say this was meant to be a temporary measure and that temporary measure is now over. you'll hear more about that. >>> are you -- when you fly, are you going to be irritating with your devices now you're able to use them or a good citizen? >> i'm always a good citizen. >> i'm so glad nobody can chat on thei
. a arthroscopeut -- a microscope to the health- care law. in addition to what we have seen with kathleen sebelius and marilyn tavenner, they may want againr from the top brass as to whether they want to update their thinking on a law. we may get more big picture stuff in december. host: more about life on the hill. here is "the wall street journal." thatg the point immigration, tax reform, a budget breakthrough, things are on hold or frozen. what does it mean? guest: the affordable care act takes oxygen out of the room. it is so politically potent. it affects everyone's constituents. they are getting the most calls on it, too. it provokes strong feelings. the agenda has come to a standstill, there is evidence that some of these things were at a standstill already. the affordable care act, that is how you fill the vacuum at a standstill. over the summer, when immigration was a big topic. when it became clear that that was stalling, the affordable care act came back with a vengeance. that was the issue everyone wanted to talk about. there is some truth that it gets in the way of everything else. al
their options, making 2014 a true transition year. now, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be in atlanta today where she'll announce new regulations requiring insurance companies to treat mental illness like any other illness. i should tell you, this rule -- these rules were put in place back in 2008, this requirement that insurance companies treat a mental illness like any other illness. they've been waiting for regulations on how to do so. that's what we'll be hearing from kathleen sebelius today. >> athena, thank you for the update. let's talk more about this, the interview and what it means going forward with john king, joining us now. what do you make of the president's interview, the apology and also what more he is saying about obama care and how they're trying to fix it. does it help the administration's case? >> we'll see by watching the senate democrats. as athena just noted, joe manchin is part of one piece of legislation that would delay the penalty for not signing up. mary landrieu is among those pushing a new law and the house republicans want to do this
bills with parking control officers. >>> ing kathleen sebelius is back on -- kathleen see bell just is back on capitol hill -- sebelius is back on capitol hill. she's answering lawmakers' questions about the new healthcare law. last week, he she testified to a house committee and apologized for the problematic rollout of the healthcare.gov website. >>> california lawmakers are getting their first pay raise in six years. the independent panel that determines salaries for state legislators had trimmed those paychecks as california struggled through the recession. but the economy is improving along with a growing tax revenue. the panel said state lawmakers will get a 5% pay raise starting next month. rank and file lawmakers in sacramento will now make $895,000 a year -- $95,000 a year. >>> there is a new twist in the allegations of international spying. brazil's government admits it spied on american diplomats. the surveillance occurred in we and 2004 -- in 2003 and 2004. brazil has admitted to spying on diplomats from iran and russia. >>> google is lobbying congress for permission to
and our very own phil matier. you know, guys, kathleen sebelius came out and said, i am responsible. but she essentially is taking the hit for the administration. >> she is taking more than the hit. she is taking the full fire squad right now. >> she volunteered. how about that? she walks in and says, hey, nobody else can do anything about it. it's my fault. >> how many times did she apologize? >> at least six times in the first minute. >> i know. she is going for the guinness book of world records. >> no question. >> is she being the fall guy? is she taking the dive for the entire administration? >> what do you mean taking a dive? that's not -- stop. obamacare, affordable care, technological problems associated with this has nothing to do with the quality of the care. >> when you have only two people signing up on day one and according to cbs news 248 by day 2, that is a miserable miserable showing. >> no, no, phil, not really. when you did not use the equipment that was available. ie, the medicare process which had been proven to work and you didn't use it, or you didn't use what
, how is this playing out, juana? >> kathleen sebelius testifying on capitol hill about rollouts, problems. i look forward to seeing just how have they press it. more congressional hearings certainly to come. a lot of theory on this straight ahead. >> i was up in pennsylvania yesterday with matt cartwright talking to voters about it. he shared a lot of information and honesty with them. it seemed to work. fewer showed up who said, i learned a few things. i may not like the law but i appreciate that he showed up and explained some is things. maybe it shows public support at least in those areas of the countriment they will spend the week attack it as well. >> we had a pretty lengthy conversation as well. so i agree. juana and ed, thanks so much. >> take care. >>> frightening video shot by tmz. authorities say a gunman opened fire at a security checkpoint. miguel almagare has the latest. >> we know the suspect has been identified as 23-year-old paul ciancia. he entered inside terminal 3 behind me and opened fire, killing a tsa agent, injuring at least seven others, before he himsel
. tonight on "the willis report," obamacare chief kathleen sebelius on capitol hill defending the government's health care program and rejecting calls to delay the law. >> for millions of americans delay is not an option. gerri: student loan debt owed to you, taxpayers skyrockets under obama up 463%. what are we getting for hundreds of billions of dollars in spending? >>> and it is the next hot thing, the twitter ipo. do you jump in or hashtag stay away? we're watching out for you tonight on "the willis report."
on the website are finished. kathleen sebelius was taking more heat from lawmakers >> catherine: on capitol hill today. she agrees there's work to be done -- but doesn't want the system taken off-line. republicans at the hearing called for her resignation >> screens with godown and all the time and they could not get from place to place. those are the two primary areas of focus. >> catherine: blockbuster announced its closures today, affecting about three-hundred stores located across the u.s. dish network expects the stores to be closed by early january. about 2,800 people will lose their jobs. colo. satellite-tv provider also is shutting down blockbuster's dvd mail service next month. >> catherine: blockbuster's downfall began more than a decade ago with the rise of netflix inc.'s dvd-by-mail service, followed by the introduction of a subscription service that streams video over high- speed internet connections. operating under franchise agreements will remain open. >> jacqueline: we are expecting clear skies tonight with a few high cloud spirit temperature will be on the cool side and not rea
amount of money to a nonprofit. >>> kathleen sebelius said hitting the road, visiting miami for the second time in 32 months. highlighting the store of one miami beach man who was able to buy insurance through the healthcare.gov website. sebelius is vowing to finish the job, while avoiding questions for calls for her to step down. >>> president obama was not at the official ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the gettysburg address. the white house said there were scheduling conflicts but the president did put out a rather extraordinary handwritten note that reflects the speech to him. the president writes that sometimes he looks at a copy of the address which is in the white house and thinks about the words that give him and the nation confidence that freedom will prevail. it was really interesting to see this written in the president's own hand. long notes and thoughts. >>> president obama will mark another on anniversary today. the assassination of john f. kennedy. the president and harrisburg harrisburg and former present clinton will wrist the second tear where th
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date. >> reporter: they don't plan to issue them until mid november. the first month now in the books was overwhelmingly viewed as a disaster. a survey released this morning from the kaiser family foundation reports that 80% of those polled have a negative impression of obama care implementation. 14% say it has gone well and the law benefitted them. nearly a quarter of americans say the affordable care act has caused them harm. many cite higher costs. abc news, washington. >>> all right. another bombshell from washington. the report the obama campaign considered switching joe biden for hillary clinton in the last election. top presidential aides deny this report but bill daly said he considered making a change. ultimately decided it would not help the ticket. >>> the new york city police department controversial stop and frisk policy can stay in place for a little while. the federal appeals cou
, but there is no need to delay the medical insurance enrollment process. that is the message kathleen sebelius took to capitol hill yesterday. she had to do more than defend the law. she had to defend herself. >> your main goal should have been to protect americans to lessen their risk and ensure their safety, but in your zeal to implement this law, nothing would implement you from deterring the changes. you said america should hold you accountable, which is why to do, madam secretary, i repeat my request for you to resign. >> sebelius offered no resignation and fought off the call for a delay to the rollout of obamacare. >> some have asked why not delay implementation of the new law until all of the problems are fixed, and there's a pretty straight forward answer. delaying the affordable care act wouldn't delay people's cancer or diabetes or parkinson's. it didn't delay the need for mental health services or cholesterol screenings or prenatal care. delaying the affordable care act doesn't delay the foreclosure notices for families forced into bankruptcy by unpayable medical bills. >> the troubled
of mental health, kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is expected to announce new guidelines that will require doctors and insurers to treat mental illness the same as physical illness, increasing access to care. we'll bring you her remarks life in a half hour as president obama takes responsibility for technical problems that plagued the healthcare.gov website but the president didn't stop there. he also responded to criticism of how he characterized the loss impact on those who already have insurance. athena jones is at the white house with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. any minute now the president will be departing the white house heading down to new orleans to talk about the economy. of course he's still dealing with the fallout over healthcare.gov and the word that millions of americans are getting cancellation letters from health insurance companies because of obama care. president obama is apologizing to americans losing their health insurance under the affordable care act despite his frequent promises they'd be able to keep plans the
people have a lot of thoughts, but i have some, too. kathleen sebelius made all kinds of promises, she's broken every one of them. she's become part of the fantasy land villains of disney world in some way. she can't get anything right. nancy pelosi said they're still looking through and trying to figure out what obamacare will be. but how about this guy, donald berwick? he's the former cms administrator. he was the guy that was speaking in favor of english, of british, of health care. he had written about the importance of rationing. he's not there anymore. now he's running for governor. he put us in the dumper big, big time. >> he wanted to be governor of what state? >> massachusetts, i think. >> perfect. >> be careful. not good. >> there is somebody we've seen on television tangling with megyn kelly a couple of nights. you suggest ezekiel emmanuel. >> he had a meltdown on megyn kelly and said that somehow it was a self-fulfilling prophecy and that fox was responsible for the web site not going up and the numbers not working out at all. >> how did we do that? >> how about dennis mcdo
. >> on a conference call with state and local officials health secretary kathleen sebelius played cheerleader. >> we are on track to have a different user experience by the end of this month. that was the commitment >> the goal is to handle 50,000 users on the site at one time. as many as 800,000 in a 24 hour period. >> we went online to see how healthcare.gov is working. it seems to be running more smoothly. the administration admits there could be log jams and are testing a new season that could put people in a cue. as the website improves the push is on to get young people to sign up. they are healthier and con offset the costs of older parents. kids have been urged to enrol in obamacare. there are provocative adds. and on the other side some conservative groups are pushing young people to skip coverage. as of now the administration has not released numbers on how many young people signed up for coverage. the next two weeks are critical. anyone that wants health insurance will need to enrol. >> a spokesperson for the group that operates the site says it needs more walk. it will be online tomorr
services secretary kathleen sebelius in atlanta talked about the need to tackle a hidden health problem. >> 60% of americans with a mental health condition don't receive the care they snead. that's the snapshot of 2013 in need. >> sebelius announced that the affordable care act will require insurers to cover mental health illnesses and addictions the same as they do physical injuries. the symposium was hosted by rosalynn carter. >>> president obama apologizes to the american people for all of the problems of the healthcare website. last night, he accepted responsibility for the website problems and he expressed rebret for the people who -- regret for the people who lost their current health insurance as a result of the act, even though he promised they would be able to keep their plan if they liked it. >> i am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. we have to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them. >> the white house says consumers who were forced to change plans will end up with better policies and may get subsidies to
's unclear how many. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is fielding more questions about what went wrong with the october rollout of healthcare-dot-gov and what is being done to fix it. martha shade has the latest. >> there is no excuse for what has been a miserable five weeks. >> the secretariat--was the hot seat once again in from the senate. >> there are no more excuses, just give us the truth. >> the questions were intents. they want to know why no one has lost their jobs. >> the only thing i can conclude is that it is impossible to do something in this administration did issue fired. it is impossible. >> there is more calls for hertz did resign.were more callo resign. >> if president obama stated that the website is getting improved. >> we are working overtime to get this fixed. the website is already better than it was. by the end of this month we hope it will be working better than. >> oklahoma teen, michael jones, will be tried as an adult in the shooting death of a college student from australia. jones, james edwards junior. and chancey luna are all now fac
. host: kathleen sebelius. caller: yeah. it embarrasses me. i want to kind of change parties, but my grandfather, father, everybody in my family is a republican. they always have been. i'm kind of ashamed of them. the only republican i like now is john boehner, and i used to like paul ryan, but every time i see paul ryan, like the clip you had earlier i watched, paul ryan reminds me of john boehner. they are kind of the same. i used to think they were both the smartest republicans. i liked them the most. but they just don't understand with the latino votes, it will never be high for them ever, and i don't think they have a high african-american vote, they do white peoplene blow, they have the crazy white people blow. i can see where the -- people vote. i can see where they're going down. they have always needed to go moderate. if they have gotten moderate from the beginning and not gotten in talks with the tea party -- host: you might be interested in a piece on the cover of politico's new magazine, the cover story is locked in the cabinet -- the worst job in barack obama's washingto
for obamacare still being built. >> yeah. >> apparently it's not complete. >> for some reason, kathleen sebelius and the president of the united states made their second deadline by november 30th. the second they said that, i thought, wait. the guy you brought in to fix it says it's worse than we thought! why would you pick out an arbitrary date right after thanksgiving and say, that's when it will be fixed? now nobody thinks that date is going to mean anything. >> it would be optimal. >> right. >> i remember them saying optimal function by the end of november. >> and keep in mind, you got to be signed up by the end of the year. so they figured, we should give people at least a one month opportunity. but now kathleen sebelius says the end of this month, not a deadline. quote, the 30th of november is not a magic go, no-go date. it is a work of constant improvement. what's interesting is she was down in florida yesterday. she was speaking at florida tech college in orlando and it's kind of sad because there she was talking about how it's working. we've had a few problems. she's walking amongst som
a faster and youers will face fewer errors. kathleen is h sebelius has some, to shop the website during off peak times and don't be afraid to comparison shop to get the best deal. we will gather to the health policy reporter for the wall street journey, she's in washington tonight. they said it won't be perfect, do you think it will be largely problem free. >> what we're hearing some of the front-end problems have been fixed so the site looks better, the pages load faster, some of the back end problems the administration has acknowledged there are still problems. they're still tripping up the identity page. these are problems that could be exacerbated by a volume of people come together site. >> will most people be able to log onto the website and buy insurance? >> the best way to think about these problems is that they're hidden to a large number of people. but they're very real problems and hard to fix. the vast majority of people may see a better using experience on this site. what remains to be seen is whether a good number of people are still getting tripped up by the back end problem.
-span. wednesday health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was before a committee to talk about the problems with the healthcare.gov website and the problem people losing their current plans. we will show you that entire hearing on sunday about 10:35 in the morning. until then come here is a portion of the meeting as it took place on wednesday to the >> i want to go to the cost ofud the website and talk n about th website. this is what is happening right now. we hai ve had somebody in the bb trying to ousign on and it iswey down.ack it is not working. last night i asked for the cost from each of the contractors that were with us last week. so, can you give me a ballparkut of what you have spent on the g web site that does not work that individuals cannot get to, whatk is your cost estimate? >> so far, congresswoman, we have spent about $118 million on the website itself and about $56 million has been expended on other i.t. to support the web. >> would you submit a detailed accounting of exactly what has been spent and when do you expect constituents to stop getting these kind of
, d.c. but first let me tell you what is happening today in the city. kathleen sebelius, the hfs secretary is back up on capitol hill today before the senate finance committee. and we will have live coverage of that hearing here on c-span at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. so up next, live from cushing, oklahoma, to talk about its history in the oil industry and the role it plays today. but first, a little bit of what happened in cushing, oklahoma back in the early 1900s. c-span recently vizzitied in september and spoke with a long-time producer on the impact the industry has had and how it has changed over the years. >> where are we stand right now in oklahoma? >> this is the site of the whool wheeler number one. it was the discovery we will for the cushing oil field drilled in 1912. this actual we will here is a redrill of the original we will because the original well would have been a cable fuel drilling, would have had problems with it over the years just by the nature of cable. so this would be a rotary hole here. and this is the site. so there's a plaque right over there that tal
secretary kathleen sebelius. she was up there again for the testifying about the affordable care act, twice in the last two weeks. the headline "exchange site needs hundreds of fixes." yesterday, house government reform committee released documents that showed only 6 people signed up for coverage on -- first day. healthcare.gov that healthcare.gov open. the next is a story about labor unions and the health-care law. administration planning to exempt some labor unions and businesses from paying part of a contentious healthance fee under the overhaul law. unions and businesses said wednesday that the move would not go far enough. signaled the hyatt intends to propose a break on intends toit i -- propose a break on the fee. and then, healthcare.gov, the affordable care act, having an impact on the virginia governor race and the new jersey race. look at the exit route -- polls in virginia. , the republican who lost," cap with terry -- closed the gap with terry mcauliffe, losing by only 3 poin ts. that on the health-care law. in other news overseas, here is the international section of "the new
kathleen sebelius insisted wednesday that the website is improving by the day. although she admitted early enrollment figures would be very low. >>> and scientists say that they have new evidence that palestinian leader arafat was poisoned. palestinian officials long claimed israel had a hand in his death. israel denied that. the new report found samples taken from arafat's body had high levels of radioactive polonium. >>> and for the first time, we're hearing the frantic 911 calls from inside that mall in new jersey, as a gunman was on the loose monday night. hundreds of people ran for cover when richard shoop walked in and began firing into the air. the first person you're about to hear called 911, while hiding in a store. >> 911. >> someone is shooting up -- >> all right. stay on the phone with me sweetheart. how many people in the bathroom with you? >> there's three. >> there's trying to let people out that are running towards the doors. >> i can see the officers lined up outside the store. but i don't want to walk out. i'm inside the store, in the office, with the door locked by mysel
to throw somebody under the about us? is it the kathleen sebelius? someone does have to be blamed for the president. the president says the buck stops with me. it's on me. are people fatigued of hearing that? do they want to see the president say this person is to blame and it's not just the buck stops here? >> i'm not sure they want to fire somebody, but they sure as heck want the government in better hands. and they want some serious adults who are in charge of things who are accountable that they can looking to with some sense of okay, we're in a much better place. let me go back to the reagan example. you know, he brought in a whole new team after iran-contra. he brought in howard baker as his chief of staff, ken duberstein as a deputy. brought in colin powell to be his national security advisor. he brought in a new lawyer who was we respected. in that case, the president understood -- it's not a question of firing people. it is a question of showing that the government, you can trust the government. he's got a fresh team. i think this president needs to bring in a couple of p
one million are eligible for coverage. hhs secretary kathleen sebelius spoke with reporters in a conference call. >> thanks and i want to start by thanking mike, julie, donna, nancy who you will hear from in a minute and will be happy to answer your questions. today we are releasing a report with data for october 1 through november 2. the numbers i am about to run through tail two very important stories. in every part of our country, americans are interested in the affordable health coverage that is being offered through the marketplace and through medicaid. even with the issues we have had, the marketplace is working and people are enrolling over the phone, on paper, in person and online. at both healthcare.gov and state websites. -- of this first period, 100 106,000americans have enrolled in qualified health plans through the marketplace. 396,000 people have learned they may be eligible for medicaid or chip. what is more, upwards of 975,000 customers have made it through the process of applying and getting an eligibility determination. they are currently still shopping for
eligible for coverage. kathleen sebelius spoke with reporters in a conference call. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] joinings, everyone, for us this afternoon. thanks for your patience. today, we will be joined by secretary sibelius, as well as julie, the director of communications. michael, which the hh -- with the hhs reform. with theancy, assistant secretary for planning and evaluation office here. we will begin with some remarks from the secretary, as well as julie. and then the secretary will be available to answer a few questions after her schedule requires her to depart, o we will have these additional available to answer more questions. without further ado, secretary, let's get started. >> thanks. i want to start by thanking mike , julie, and nancy, who will hear from in a minute and we will be happy to hear more of your questions. today, we are releasing a report with enrollment data for october 1 through november 2. the numbers run through tell two very clear stories. ourt, in every part of country
to overstate that. kathleen sebelius has taken responsibility. she has said she is to blame for this. responsible? what could the government has done differently? guest: i do not know who had their fingerprints all over this and who did not. the fundamental mistake was not doing what a number of mistakes, including massachusetts, have done. to set up an independent or new agency to run the exchange. there are 2 sets of initiatives required to implement reform. one is a whole set of hhslations, which i think has done a reasonably good job of doing under pressure. the other element is to create a new marketplace. formmercial enterprise which the traditional agencies are not well-suited. a number of the states that have done exchanges have set up semi- independent agencies with a board of directors appointed by the governor and others. fcc.the sec or the a newere able to develop function for government rather than logic it in in in 60 -- existing agency. host: do they permit medical underwriting? the: it is important with aca and the rest of the country. we had a series of reforms that
from administration officials and kathleen sebelius essentially saying no one should get in the wake of a woman's reproductive rights and her doctor. that is the issue the court ultimately will have to decide, correct? absolutely. supporters of the law say it is necessary to protect women's rights, and of -- part of the affordable care act act to make sure women have preventable screenings. they also say leading religious business owners off the hook when it comes to contraception to allowinghe door businesses to interfere with her own personal health care choices. there have been a couple of cases working their way through the court system on the issue of earth control mandate. it is not necessarily a surprise that the court decided to take up the case yesterday, but certainly going to be a much cheap-watched case when oral arguments happen next round. on thist me follow up point. obviously the supreme court has taken up the larger issue of the constitutionality of the affordable care act. this creates another political battle for the white house. absolutely. going to be a heated an
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